Almanac - Monday 2/4/19
Today is Monday, the 4th of February of 2019 is the 35th day of the year. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year. 44 days until spring begins.
638 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020.
(1 year 8 months and 30 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:11 am
and the sun will set at 5:38pm.
We will have 10 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
the next high tide at 10:45 am.
and the final low tide at 5:29 pm.
The Moon is 0.1% visible: Near New Moon a Waning Crescent
Next New Moon: today Feb 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm
Lunar New Year is tomorrow. It will be the year of the Pig, or the Boar.
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This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere
1925 – Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (d. 2013)
1960 – Adrienne King, American actress, dancer, and painter
Former Argentinian President Isabel Peron is 88.
Singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) is 77.
And on this day in African-American History…
In 1913, Rosa Parks, a black woman whose 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus to a white man sparked a civil rights revolution, was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee.
February 4 1964 The 24th Amendment to the constitution was ratified by the state of New York. It abolishes Poll tax, which was used as a way prevent African-American and Poor people from voting.
In 1999, Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, was shot and killed in front of his Bronx home by four plainclothes New York City police officers. (The officers were acquitted at trial.)
Tony Dungy becomes the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007.
…also on this day in history…
In 1938, the Thornton Wilder play "Our Town" opened on Broadway. Walt Disney's animated feature "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" opened in general U.S. release.
In 1962, a rare conjunction of the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn occurred.
On Feb. 4, 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, 19, was kidnapped in Berkeley, California, by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army.
In 1997, a civil jury in Santa Monica, California, found O.J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
In 2004, the Massachusetts high court declared that gay couples were entitled to nothing less than marriage, and that Vermont-style civil unions would not suffice. The social networking website Facebook had its beginnings as Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook."